When Portable Dehumidifiers Are The Obvious Choice
Portable dehumidifiers can be a genuine boon to any property owner who either has small rooms which need very little treatment to be free of moisture completely, or who has a property with several rooms which will need treating one after the other. There is no reason why a portable unit cannot be every bit as effective as a larger fixed one, albeit on a smaller scale, if the components are made to the same standard and the power supply is good enough. The main consideration is to find a unit which can be adjusted to give out exactly the right amount of effective power.
There are specialized circumstances in which a portable solution may be the best, and these include situations where damp only occurs in certain weather patterns, or where there is one individual in the home with a medical condition which is affected by the existence of moisture. A portable unit can simply be wheeled into the room when the climate warrants it, as opposed to being fixed in the room where it could be a nuisance at times when it is not needed. It is also possible to move a portable unit around to be with a person who needs it, moving from room to room.
A portable dehumidifier can be cheaper to run, and it can certainly be easier to maintain. When the unit is relatively small and at ground level, it should not present too much of a challenge to take it apart completely for a thorough clean. This will keep the machine operating at the highest level of efficiency, and allow you to prolong its life. The filters, which will need to be replaced from time to time, are likely to be smaller and therefore cheaper to buy. If the unit is well manufactured, it should be easy to take out and replace the relevant parts.
Even though portable dehumidifiers are small in size and light in weight, they are capable of being highly effective. They are also capable of integrating other functions with their basic purpose. Not all models will allow for this, and there will not be that many circumstances in which it will be necessary. If, however, you are in a situation where there is someone in your home who is ill, it may be useful to combine the dehumidifier with an air purification unit. You can also buy dehumidifier units which can reverse polarity and act as a humidifier.
One possible reason for buying a portable model is that they are often more economical to run. There is no guarantee of this, however, as there are some larger models which can be set to run at very low power. What is certain is that a good portable model can be used as efficiently as possible from the point of view of the user. It can be positioned in such a way as to maximize the effect of its output, and it can also be adjusted to match the current climate in which the unit is operating.
The relatively small niche market in portable dehumidifiers is still a highly profitable and competitive one, and there are new models constantly being developed. If you think you have found one which fit the bill, it will be a good idea to wait and see if there is a review carried out of the model in one of the specialist magazines. These reviews from professionals are priceless in telling the consumer how effective the new developments are. If you are prepared to wait just a little longer, you could benefit from consumer reviews, which are always valuable when you are buying portable dehumidifiers.Written by Marc Knox